Hotels, Eco Escapes & Lifestyle Resorts | Unearthing the Exceptional
The deserts of Arabia shimmer brightly in our imaginations, stitched like a patchwork from Scherezade’s stories and Lawrence’s exploits. And yet, until recently, only the most intrepid outsiders found their way across the region.
It’s a place of daunting distances, gut-wrenching beauty, and miraculous silence, a place where the stars blaze across the night sky, free from ambient city light. From the Wahiba and Empty Quarter Deserts to the Hajar Mountains and the remote white sands of the coast, Hud Hud Travels provide private luxury mobile camps, and bespoke journeys to Oman’s most pristine and beautiful locations.
Whether it’s a desert safari you yearn for, a corporate survival challenge, the ultimate exotic party location or a romantic honeymooners’ picnic on top of an ancient mountain, Hud Hud create custom itineraries, utilizing exceptional service standards and years of local experience to deliver sustainable, culturally sensitive journeys for our guests.
Sunrises that paint the dunes with shadows and light, days spent exploring an extraordinary landscape, candlelit dinners beneath the desert sky and nights pressed between cool cotton sheets in luxurious ensuite tents… it’s a blissful mix of Arabian caravan and African safari, in one of the last untouched corners of the world.
The camps are mobile and built just for you. Bedroom tents offer a high level of comfort with beds made with mattresses, duvets, pillows and cotton sheets, which are changed daily. Each bedroom has a separate bathroom tent positioned close-by. There is also a majlis with Arabic style seating for relaxing and meals are served at a dining table under a shade.
There is no or sporadic mobile phone signal in the mountains and none in the desert. Hud Hud do have a satellite phone for emergencies. During the day you should have a good signal when traveling. If you are expecting a call or need to make one then please mention this to your guide and they can ensure you are reachable at the given time.
A picnic lunch is provided each day. In the camp, the chef will prepare a delicious 3-course dinner and a continental breakfast in the morning, complemented by a selection of freshly cooked dishes.
There is a selection of soft drinks and fruit juices in the camp, along with coffee and a variety of teas. If you would like anything specific then please let them know in advance and they will do their best to provide it.
They are not permitted to provide alcohol but will happily chill and serve anything you bring with you.
Alcohol is not readily available in the country so we suggest you pick something up at the duty free shop in the arrivals hall at Muscat Airport. Each adult is permitted two bottles.
While there is no power supply in the camp, other than a generator used to power refrigerators; the team are able to charge items such as mobile phones, camera batteries, etc on your behalf.
Your guide will collect you from your hotel or the airport on the first day of your trip at a pre-arranged time. You will have the opportunity to discuss the planned itinerary and speak to your guide about what you would like to experience during your time at camp, and the itinerary can be tailored accordingly. This can also be discussed ahead of your trip if you have anything specific in mind.
Loose, light, summer clothing is appropriate for travelling during the day time, a jumper or fleece may be needed when in camp during the evenings. Although Oman is fairly relaxed, we would advise that you dress conservatively with knees and shoulders covered when visiting the local area. During your trip, you may do some walking through wadis where the ground is uneven, so we would suggest you pack comfortable walking shoes or boots along with swimwear for taking a dip in one of the secluded pools.
Direct times from Muscat to where we camp in the desert and in the mountains are around 2.5 hours. The distance between these two locations are around the same time. In order to see all of the sights on the way, we can spend up to 4 hours in the car, this is however broken up with frequent breaks.